Thursday, November 22, 2012

It's Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Hope you're having a great day with family and friends!  Oh yeah and have fun and be safe on "Black Friday", whether you're shopping or just doing something else fun with family/friends!
See ya next week!  I'll show what I am doing for some Christmas gifts!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Our Thanksgiving Door!

Hello everyone!  Today I'm going show you a fun and inexpensive way to spruce up your front door for Thanksgiving.  The past few years I've tried to think of ways to decorate my home for Thanksgiving.  I had Halloween and Christmas decorations, but not many Thanksgiving ones.  Except for a cute little turkey that I made when I was a teenager.  So I have been trying to decorate more for Thanksgiving.  Lately it has been easier for me to do since I joined Pinterest AND got my Silhouette because I cut cute images out of vinyl, stick 'em to what I want, such as doors, walls, windows, mirrors, etc.  Then after the holidays they're easy to take down.  This year was no exception.  So this is what I did to my front door.  I did a really cute Halloween one too, but I never took a picture of it.  Don't ask me was weird because I usually take lots of pictures of everything.  I got the turkey image from the Silhouette online store and the font is one of my favorites called CK Woodbine Swashbuckler.  I used the same turkey on the plate that I made last year. You can go here to see what it looks like.  I love creating!  What do you love to create?

This will be the last year I put these decorations up.  They're pretty beat up.
My kids have enjoyed them!
 What kind of Thanksgiving decorations have you done?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thanksgiving Craft

Wow!  Thanksgiving is just around the corner and, thanks to pinterest, I have a ton of crafts that I want to do with my kids....well mostly my girls since my boys think they're too old such things.  It's a challenge to find a craft that teen age boys like.  If anyone has any ideas, I open to suggestions.
Anyway, yesterday was the night when the boys were gone to Scouts and since my husband is now working with the young men of our church, he had to go too.  So I used this night, free of boys, to do a little thanksgiving craft with my girls.  They hurried to shower and get ready for bed, Crafts are a great motivator in our home to get them to do what they need too.  Then we made these cute turkeys out of empty paper towel/toilet paper rolls.
I, of course, found this idea on pinterest.  Here is the link if you want to try it with your kids.  It went surprisingly fast and the kids loved it from start to finish.  A couple of things we did differently is we colored them with crayons and colored pencils instead of painting them.  I didn't want to make a bigger mess because it was just a quick craft.  Another thing we did was instead of using felt for the beak, juggler thingy (what is it called?), and  puff balls for the eyes, we used bits of ribbon and two black beads for the eyes.  If you use ribbon, don't forget to heat seal around to prevent fraying.  For the rest of it we followed the tutorial.
Now we have cute little turkeys for our Thanksgiving decorations.  What kinds of Thanksgiving crafts have done or plan on doing?

Come back tomorrow and see what I've done to my front door.